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Maryland Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Silver Spring, MD

Critter Control
240-850-0119

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Silver Spring MD and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Maryland Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Silver Spring pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 240-850-0119 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
  • Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
  • Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
  • Digging Lawn or Under House?
  • We Can Solve It!
Many of Maryland's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably, these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Maryland's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.

We do not handle dog or cat problems. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Montgomery county animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Silver Spring animal control for wildlife issues.

Montgomery County Animal Services or Humane Society: 240-773-5900


Silver Spring Wildlife Removal Tip: What if a pigeon got inside my house, bedroom, kitchen, etc

Pigeons have been known to become very comfortable around people, especially if they are being fed. These birds will venture into your home in search of food or water, they have also been known to steal the food out of your dog's bowl.

If a pigeon comes into your home it would be best to give it a few minutes to find its way out. It is very possible that if it is left alone it will exit the way it entered. Ensure that your pets are not in the vicinity of the bird, they will scare it which will make the situation a lot worse than it is.

Wait a few minutes and try to get the pigeon to calm down, if it finds itself trapped in an unfamiliar place it might flap around and start breaking things. This will only serve to agitate it more.

You have a few options

1. Try to close all windows and openings that let light in, trying to keep the house as dark as possible, the pigeon may fly towards the light that is entering from the open door.
2. You can also try the complete opposite and open up all of the windows and doors, then have a seat. The more you move around the more scared the bird will become.
3. Try to catch the bird and relocate it outside, this can be achieved by using a light net or a tablecloth. Try not to use a heavy material as this might hurt the pigeon.
4. You can use a tablecloth or sheet to "herd" the bird towards an open door or window.
5. Place a sheet or table cloth on the floor, once the bird moves over it take try to pick it up and move the bird outside.
6. Try to use a rolled-up newspaper or magazine to "shoo" the bird towards the door.

If none of these things work, it might be possible that you and the bird need some professional help. Phone animal control, the are trained to handle situations such as these, they will also bring the appropriate tools.

It is also possible that they bird wants to be in your house, maybe you can bond with it. If this is not an option for you, under no circumstances should you try to take a broom or a mop and try to sweep it out if the house. Birds have very sensitive wings and you might injure it permanently, you might also scare it and that could lead to it defecating all over your floor. Then you'll have two problems.


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